Our Team

Rae Roebuck      Gary Sandor      Bill Tassie      Ken Vogan

Rae Roebuck » contact

Rae’s career focus has been on supporting individuals with special needs as a clinical practitioner, a policy director in the provincial government and as a consultant. Over the last ten years her consulting services have been in demand in both provincial and municipal governments and broader public sector organizations where her extensive expertise in social policy and program design, implementation and review have been valued. In addition Rae has designed and facilitated many large group engagement processes often around issues of particular interest to the provincial government.

Prior to her consulting career Rae was responsible for strategic policy and business planning in the Ministry of Community and Social Services. During her tenure in this role she was responsible for: the development of the Ministry’s initial work on governance and accountability for transfer payment agencies; the creation of a national policy framework on disabilities supported by the Federal and Provincial Ministers responsible for disability issues; development and implementation of strategic policies in adults and children’s services; and fiscal and business planning.

Rae is an Occupational Therapist by profession and has completed the professional coaching program at the Adler Institute in Toronto. She has studied the use of Appreciative Inquiry with international experts and actively incorporates her expertise in this area in her consulting practice.

Gary Sandor » contact

Gary Sandor, M.S.W., has been working with and consulting to government and community-based agencies for the past twenty-five years. Gary has worked closely with communities throughout Ontario, as their health and social service networks have dealt with rapid changes to the human services system. Many of his projects examined the role of government and the accountability structures required as part of system change.

Gary was a Partner at The ARA Consulting Group and a Senior Manager at KPMG Consulting. At ARA and KPMG, Gary was responsible for practices in the field of services to children and to people with disabilities. As part of that responsibility he conducted numerous reviews of government operated and community-based organizations and programs. Before becoming a consultant, Gary spent ten years in management and direct service delivery to people with a variety of disabilities.

Gary has worked as a special education teacher in Canada, England and the United States, has served on the board of non-profit organizations, and was designated a Preferred Change Management Consultant for Children’s Mental Health Ontario.

Bill Tassie » contact

The focus of Bill’s work has been on government and government-funded organizations, and includes organization and operations analysis, program evaluation, funding and cost analysis, management of complex projects, and training and development. His clients have included: provincial ministries, Crown corporations and agencies in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland; Canadian federal departments and agencies; local governments; and health care, social services and education agencies.

After working with Bell Canada and the federal government, Bill started his professional consulting career. This career has spanned more than thirty years, including four years with Currie, Coopers and Lybrand, nine years with Woods Gordon/Ernst and Young, and over twenty years as an independent consultant.

Complementing this experience is Bill’s formal education. He has four university degrees, including a BSc in physics and a BA in sociology from Carleton University, an MBA in finance from the University of Ottawa, and a PhD in organizational behaviour from York University. In addition Bill is a Certified Management Consultant, has taught change management in the MBA program at York University’s Schulich School of Business, and has served on the board of non-profit organizations.

Ken Vogan » contact

Ken, a Vision associate, is a senior administrator with extensive private and public sector experience. He brings a strong background in the concepts and practice of controllership and results oriented management to address client needs. Achieving proper alignment of governance and accountability structures and processes, developing and implementing memoranda of understanding, project management services for problem identification and resolution, finance and administration controllership services for large complex projects, development of policy and operating procedures, development of costing and funding models, as well as the practical application of performance measurement and risk management techniques are all areas where Ken’s strengths can be gainfully applied.

He began his career with Ontario Provincial Parks, gained federal government experience with the National Capital Commission in Ottawa, and subsequently held progressively more senior management positions in the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Ken gained private sector experience in accounting, financial management and controllership with Deloitte and the management of a privately held business installing and servicing residential, commercial and industrial security systems. He has subsequently specialized in providing management consulting services to the various ministries of the Ontario government. He has made a significant contribution to a variety of provincial business transformation and information technology initiatives.

Ken has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Windsor. He continues his passionate interest in high caliber public sector management through membership in the Canadian Comprehensive Audit Foundation, the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, and the Canadian Association of Management Consultants.